In the California elections, Democrats easily gain the governor's mansion from the Republicans with Henry Huntly Haight

In a resurgent year for Democratic Party fortunes, the governor's race in California went their way as Henry Huntly Haight defeated George Congdon Gorham, the Republican candidate.  Haight took 49,915 votes, just over 54% of those cast; Gorham had 40,359 or 43.70%.  Haight succeeded the Republican Frederick Low who had served since December 1863.  (By John Osborne)

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Michael J. Dubin, United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1861–1911: The Official Results by State and County (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2010), 4.

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